Wedding Wednesday: The Wilkerson Wedding

The Wilkerson Wedding | October 10, 2015 | Photography by: Pat Cori Photography

After meeting at the gym, Melissa and Jessica started hanging out with mutual friends. They started taking trips together, and it was on one of these trips to Hilton Head, S.C. that Jessica proposed. On their last day, while Melissa was packing, Jessica started telling her how much she loved her and wanted to spend the rest of their lives together. Melissa turned around and saw Jess on one knee. Melissa said “Yes!” of course, and they spent the day at the beach to celebrate.

Melissa’s favorite part of the wedding was walking towards the aisle. The mountains sat in the background, her dad was waiting to walk her down the aisle, Jess was waiting at the arbor for her, and their friends and family surrounded them.

They went with a rustic chic theme for the wedding, pairing navy, gold, and wine red with the natural fall scenery around them. The centerpieces were white and orange boo pumpkins. They set up bistro tables along the sides of the pavilion, topping them with mirrors and candles dipped in gold glitter.

Their wedding was also very intimate. Melissa walked down the aisle to “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri; they had a sand ceremony to commemorate two becoming one, a reading of the poem “I Love You” by Roy Croft and of 1 Corinthians 13:4-8. Melissa and Jessica planned everything themselves, and they kept it simple. The result was a very touching day that they will remember for years to come!

Make sure to see more from the Wilkerson Wedding on page 92 of bridebook!

Photography by: Pat Cori Photography
Dress: Alfred Angelo
Florist: Creative Occasions
Cake: Cakes by Lisa
Venue: Santillane
Caterer: Nick of Thyme
Jewelry: Zales
DJ: RSP Entertainment
Attendant Dresses: David's Bridal
Groomsmen Attire: Banana Republic
Hair: Les Cheveux Salon & Day Spa, Roots Salon
Officiate: Casey Anderson